Clemson University Unveils Racist Diversity Training

Clemson University Unveils Racist Diversity Training

Clemson University Unveils Racist Diversity Training

Every time you think the Poohbahs of Politically Correct Living cannot dream up anything more gallactically moronic than their last Declaration on Diversity, they do. When last we heard from Clemson University, they declared Taco Tuesday racist. Now, they have declared manners and individual thought racist. And, this is what they call higher learning today.

To catch you up, October, 2015, Clemson University had to apologize for having Maximum Mexican Night in the Dining Hall. At one time, this might have been seen as diversity and inclusion. Taco Tuesday would have been seen as expanding our cultural knowledge. Now, it is culturally insensitive AND cultural appropriation. The dining staff wore sombreros, for crying out loud!

The advertising for the Clemson Fiesta

If only Clemson had responded this way, rather than apologizing:

If only…

The Daily Caller is reporting that Clemson University has spent almost $27,000 for a new diversity training program. The post is titled “Public University’s ‘Diversity Training’: Expecting People To Show Up On Time Is Racist”. From the article:

The training materials are a series of slides depicting scenarios with fictional characters.

One slide features a guy named Alejandro who plans a meeting between two groups. Each group contains foreign professors and students. One group shows up 15 minutes early. The second group shows up 10 minutes late.

A question-and-answer section then instructs Clemson’s professors that Alejandro would be insufficiently “inclusive” if he were to “politely ask the second group to apologize.” Alejandro would also be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t respecting everyone else’s time that “in our country, 9:00 a.m. means 9:00 a.m.”

The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”

Now, to me, this whole scenario seems racist. I was raised to have manners and think of my hosts in business and in social situations. But, then that would be me thinking for myself and that cannot be allowed at Clemson University because:

The slide features a woman named Maxine and a guy named Henry. Maxine says that training about “political correctness” is a stupid waste of time that prevents people from getting actual work done.
The “answer” portion of this section declares that Henry should “discuss how diversity can lead to better decisions” and “decrease employee turnover.”

The training slides instruct Clemson professors that it is very wrong to “say nothing” to Maxine.

Maxine, apparently, must be corrected in her thinking.

Finally,

A third slide warns Clemson’s faculty that “freedom of speech and academic freedom are not limitless.” Then there is odd Orwellian threat: “Language that is derogatory with regard to race, sex, or other protected or emerging forms of diversity does not belong in a university that values inclusion.”

The Invoice for Diversity Training

Thinking at an American University, especially one in the racist South, must not be allowed. Thinking alike is good. Free Speech is limited to what Clemson University permits you to say. Thinking is limited to what Clemson University allows you to think…today. Diversity training is an ever shifting concept. What is politically acceptable today, will be politically incorrect tomorrow. After all, the Chief Diversity Officer must earn his/her/zie salary. By the way, according to PayScale.com, the average Chief Diversity Officer salary is $116,693/year. The Clemson University Chief Diversity Officer brings home $185,500/year.

Our Victory Girls’ readers should do their own research. Before you write a tuition check or file that FAFSA for Student Aid, ask what the Diversity Officer at the University makes, then write a check for a trade school.

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5 Comments
  • parker says:

    Unless one is of European descent, these snowflakes and their enablers must immediately cease using any form of technology that was invented after 1000 AD. Cultural appropriation is a 2 way street.

  • GWB says:

    One thing to consider:
    If the first scenario is entirely about having meetings between foreigners of different sorts, then it’s almost ok. I’m facilitating a meeting between Japanese and Hondurans, I need to recognize in advance that those two groups are going to have different ideas about timing and how you start a meeting.

    But, you know, understanding there’s a difference and planning for it are still required. Even if I don’t offend one group’s sensibilities (remember these are foreigners) by telling them how to behave, I still need to consider the difference in arranging the meeting.

    Of course, the difficulty is these are folks working in the US. They aren’t naïfs from abroad. They are living in America.

    Also, if this hypothetical meeting includes Americans (and, is obviously in America), then foreigners could be expected to comply with local customs. And discussing any shortfalls should be something that adults could be expected to do, right?

  • George V says:

    “Alejandro would also be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t respecting everyone else’s time…”

    It’s really weird. For some reason, as an average American guy, I am supposed to respect the way everyone else behaves, but nobody has to have respect for me. Isn’t respect supposed to be a two-way street?

    Gotta say, when reading this entry, I thought Alejandro should unload a respectable can of Zorro-style slice-and-dice on the latecomers. Every time I see that name I think of Antonio Banderas in “The Mask of Zorro.”

  • parker says:

    This weird cultural PC phenomenon is tiring. I actually hate these wimps and their 3 monkeys BS.

    Toni, no need to be jealous. You wrote the post, something I would not do because I am retired and lazy except when it comes to my veggie patch. I thank you and many others for offering a bit of sanity in this increasingly insane society.

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